22nd May 2020

Talich's unique account of Libuše

On 22 May 2020, Supraphon released for the first time a unique recording of the performance of Bedřich Smetana’s opera Libuše on 29 May 1939 at the National Theatre in Nazi-occupied Prague. The album also features the Overture, recorded in 1940, and fragments from Act 3, including Libuše’s Prophecy. At the end, the audience sings the Czech national anthem. The album received the Gramophone Editor's Choice in October.

Album detail
Catalogue number: SU 4279-2